Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 1 year
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Farnborough
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
ADOPTION FEE - £200
This is Monty - an unfortunate change in his home circumstances means that this lovely chap has been returned to our care so that we can find him a new family.
Monty was left at the shelter in Crete tied up to the fence with rope embedded his neck, he was skin and bones and clearly had been very badly treated. Poor Monty recovered well and arrived in the UK last year. Monty was adopted and was doing well we thought but his owner became ill and wanted to return him.
It wasn't until he came back to our foster care we realised Monty had not been given much training and we had to start from scratch. Monty is an active boy and needs his walks then he is a great boy.
He is a clever boy and a very quick learner, always eager to please.
Monty is sweet and affectionate and is learning the ropes with his foster mum, he just needed some guidance and boundaries.
Monty is now ready to find his forever home, he can live with or without another dog in the home but needs an active home who will continue his training.
Monty will bark at cats so a no cat household.
Monty is a wonderful boy but he is a high energy clever boy who enjoys being active and engaged with his family. We need a family who understand he needs to continue his training and give him boundaries, exercise and he will reward you greatly.
Someone who likes to run, or long walks daily, not leave Monty for protracted hours and will allow him to meet other dogs regularly.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Where does Monty sleep at night?
Monty sleeps in his bed, he sleeps until around 7:30, then likes to go out for his morning wee and have breakfast.
Is he clean indoors?
Yes he is a good boy and no mess.
Can Monty be left alone?
When he first came he hated to be left but now Monty can be left for around 3 hours, he does cry for the first 5min but does soon settle. His new family will have to help with adjust in his new home environment.
Is Monty out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Monty is out on walks and loves it. When he first arrived he didn’t have many lead manners and would pull a lot. It took some training but Monty is getting much better.
He relies on having a confident owner who can help him understand lead manners and can continue his training.
Has Monty met other dogs?
Monty is a lovely boy but when he arrived he lacked in manners when approaching other dogs, he would bark and pull towards them.
I’ve been working with him to build his engagement with the walker rather then pulling to get to another dog, he’s also learning not to bark. He loves nothing more then to be rewarded with food for his good behaviour.
He’s currently living with another dog who’s helped him learn not to be too rough in play and to give the other dog space.
How is Monty with humans?
Monty loves people and all the attention he gets, although it can take time for him to warm up.
When he first arrived he would bark (out of fear) every time someone entered the room. We have been working through this and Monty is being told when he’s behaviour is wrong but also rewarded when he doesn’t bark. This balance is helping him understand the behaviours expected of him in the house. Over the time he’s been in the foster the barking has reduced slowly and he’s getting more comfortable when people enter and move with the room.
Have you noticed if Monty is afraid or worried of any particular things?
Monty is still working through being less scared and vocal around people.
He’s also still learning to be more relaxed around other dogs.
Monty also isn’t a fan of the bath!
Monty can get very upset when being left whether that’s in the car or In a room, so his new owners will need to continue his training and be prepared to put a good routine in to help him settle.
THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR Monty
Monty is a high energy, smart, dog. He requires a family which is active and will provide him with both mental (mind games, obedience) stimulation and physical (agility, runs, hikes) stimulation. Without both of these daily Monty can become a handful due to him getting easily bored.
It’s really important for Monty to also have a good routine in place which must include him being left at some points to help overcome his separation anxiety.
Monty does enjoying his people but it takes him time to trust, so it will take him time to settle into a new family. His new family needs to be prepared to tell him off when he barks but they also needs to reward his good behaviours so he can continue to understand right from wrong .
The same rule applies with dogs- Monty’s new family will need to continue his engagement and lead training while out on walks. Both of these really help him to relax more on a walk and helps him to calmly approach other dogs.